2019 mbp loud fan when running on external monitor

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mattspace Regular Member • Posts: 492
Re: 2019 mbp loud fan when running on external monitor

Chester McCheeserton wrote:

Do you guys think that upgrading to a new monitor with higher resolution would solve it?

Is there a way to turn off the external GPU when I'm doing things that don't need it to keep things cooler and quieter? Even though I paid for it :-x...Dunno I really just expected this to work, returning it to B&H within my 30 days and trading it for an imac is a looming possibility.

Higher resolution is really only going to make the GPU work harder. You could look at an actively-cooled laptop stand.

iMacs are pretty notorious for thermal throttling & fan noise as well, unfortunately.

I can't speak from experience, but it may be that using an eGPU, like an Akido Node (which is properly cooled an should therefore be quieter), and plugging your external displays into it, would prevent the builtin discreet GPU from firing up.

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